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. we have tracey and john and wapeand julian. and tracey. john, you say shorten the school year before raising taxes. what is the problem? >> you know me. i am all about the kids. i am all about the taxpayers, too. we know that public schools have been a failure and short of privatizing them, best thing to do cut them 25 percent. that would be a good start. not only help the kids but improve their education and help the taxpayers who wouldn't be forced to continue to participate in a failing system. >> tracey is all about the kids. yawn thon -- johnathon. >> watch out big bird. i can't believe we are talking about imposing on our children the gross mistakes the adults have made. the education system is not a total failure. there are definitely issues with it but the choice of putting a kid in the classroom or letting them in the street and getting arrested. and that is it a no brainer. raise my taxes 50 percent if you like tompt >> tracey, you are making an eal - emotional argument. >> i don't think that is true. >> wayne rogers, in california whether it was emotional or money, they vo
speaker john boehner who is offering an candid take on tuesday's results. it might be causing more republican hand wringing to opening the door to deal making. >>> and the british are coming. what president obama and prime minister cameron can do together to get the global economy on track and resolve serious situations like syria. >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, november 9th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown" i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads in the morning. at 11:00, in the white house east room the president will speak to the nation for the first time since his election about what he hopes to accomplish before the end of the year. before taking on the new challenges though the president changed his campaign workers this emotional video from wednesday was released by the obama campaign. >> you guys have done, and the work that i'm doing has improved. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and -- and what -- [ applause ] >> now it's back to governing. today the president will layout his marker for negotiations on the fiscal cliff.
issue moving forward and there is a showdown in store. while john boehner has offered up a bit of a compromise he and harry reid have different ideas. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> the congressional budget office are analyzing person provisions of the fiscal cliff. it finds letting these bush tax cuts expire is the least harmful way to improve the economy. but the gop would rather see lower rates and eliminating loopholes. yesterday senator chuck smumer called it a rumpled stillskin fantasy. earlier this week the president gave a very heart-felt speech to his staff and even teared up a bit. >> you guys -- [ inaudible ]. and i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. >> more bill is up after the break. stay with us. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you
to come to some sort of agreement but we have some fundamental obstacles, house speaker john boehner won't accept higher individual tax hikes, and harry reid says asking the wealthy to pay a their fair share is the right thing to do. >> people making all of this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> in case you missed it the president had an emotional moment when he thanked supporters earlier this week. >> you guys have done [ inaudible ] to make sure what i'm doing is approved and i'm really proud of that, and really proud of all of you, and . . . >> you got to love that. the campaign sent out the video as part of a thank you email to supporters. it did, however, also have a donate button. we're back with more show after the break. happy friday, stay with us. >> make some noise for jim breuer! >> go (bleep) in your (bleep)ing hat. >> i knew he needed to get out of the house i knew this would give him so much life. >> (grunting) >> i love getting a rise out of him. >> nice, good job. >> (grunts) >> goodnight, muffy. >> goodnight. >> love you. >> "more than me
still has faith in general john allen. he, of course, is the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials described as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on this ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paul broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> sweetheart, thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious -- >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record but on a flight to australia monday night aides to defense secretary leon panetta said there was a dramatic turn in the case. fbi investigators uncovered potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill ke
guest: john boehner said he was looking for a golf game with the president. i do not know, talking to the obama campaign during the election, they were confronting an angry set of voters, even those who supported them. the theatrics in washington -- we have heard a lot of callers talk about this. i don't know if they have a place right now. this is an extremely urgent thing they have to address. it could have real consequences on recovery, really end it, and i do not think we will see a lot of that. i do not think the president wants to strike that tone. i think it will be pretty serious. it does not mean they will not try to get together in some kind of setting, but i do not think it will be seen the light it was in summer 2011. host: we want to thank our two white house reporters. thank you both for being here. that does it for today's "washington journal." we will be back tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. with more of your questions and comments via phone and twitter. thanks for watching. host: [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satell
at thousands of e-mail exchanges, some of which are said to be flirtacious in nature. >>> general john allen's involvement in the scandal could lead to a rare case of a top battle field commander being court-martialed. allen maintains his innocence. if the defense department investigates and is found guilty, he could -- [ indiscernible ] a news alert out of charles county, a 17- year-old arrested after killing a d.c. cab driver that might be linked to a double shooting in maryland. lauren demarco is live in la plata with the latest. lauren? >> reporter: some closure for residents in a waldorf neighborhood where the double shooting occurred. police say the 17-year-old joshua is facing first-degree murder charges and also attempted murder charges. he is the allegedly the shooting, the suspect in the shooting of a husband and wife in which the woman did not survive. the charles county sheriff's office received information about him from d.c. police because last friday, he and another juvenile female were arrested for the death of a d.c. cab driver. the man's body was found on wednesday in a bur
is turning into a nesting doll of military indiscretions. a scandal now involving general john allen, the man nominated to be the supreme commander of nato. general allen is being investigated for alleged inappropriate contact, a veritable treasure trove of e-mail correspondence with jill kelley, the woman who online activities led to the investigation of paula broadwell. for his part general al sentence denying misconduct, but the scandal goes further because an internal fbi inquiry has been launched into the agent who started the investigation. a senior government official has told nbc news that the agent sent topless photos of himself to jill kelley prior to the investigation. at today's white house briefing spokesman jay carney was hit by a barrage of questions. >> how is it that the white house didn't have any idea of this until the day after the election? >> is the president as commander in chief at all worried about a culture -- an inappropriate culture in the military. >> what's the president's reaction to this? is he disgusted? is he embarrassed? >> does the president see this in gen
.e.a.l.s are accused of revealing secrets in a video game. john miller looks at how publicity may be hurting the s.e.a.l.s. >>> first a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street over a looming fiscal crisis. >> budget cuts and tax increase that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rate sincere unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. >> everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. and i would be talking about the fiscal cliff, too, if i knew what the hell it was. >> i can't get through friday with this amount of gas. i'm really stuck. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. >> extreme weather, i believe, is here to stay. climate change is a reality. >>> judge sentenced jared lee loughner to life in prison in the massacre that injured gab
deputy director may be nominated. john o 'brennan is also a possibility. investigators are asking for an investigation however how the whole issue has been handled and why it's coming to light now. the chief of the homeland security committee has questions. >> it just doesn't add up that the f.b.i. would be carrying on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> it doesn't seem to be partisan. senator dianne feinstein in charge of the senate intelligence committee is curious why she found out something like this from media irinquiries and because it could affect national security, pertinent lawmakers should have known in advance. a woman named jane kelly was being harassed by email and brought them into the f.b.i. office. they looked into the emails and found a relationship between broadwell and petraeus. no breach of national security, even though petraeus was advised to resign. we'll be back with more after the break. crazy monday. we'll see you on the other side. ♪ stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you
petraeus sex scandal. general john allen has released some 20 to 30,000 pages of inappropriate e-mails that he exchanged with the tampa temptress, jill kelly. she started the fbi investigation of petraeus in the first place. why are the military generals acting so much like politicians? well, we'll talk about that and all kinds of other issues but first, we get the latest. today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. as bill mentioned this petraeus story seems to be getting more complex by the minute. we'll give you more information here because we are continuing to learn more about this whole scandal involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails
in afghanistan, general john allen is now also under investigation. he allegedly had what the pentagon calls inappropriate communication with jill kelley. she is the woman believed to have gotten threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. >> what of -- i've been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to and that mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the f.b.i. >> the fbi raided broadwell's home in north carolina last night. no word on any evidence they collected so far. >>> new this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown will learn his fate today. he pled guilty to bank fraud charges back in june. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on thto give us an update. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admitted guilt to all of those charges called for a six-month jail term. prosecutors have oftenned somewhat and sid they are asking that he spend -- have softened somewhat and said they are asking that he send
the excesses' of your first term. john boehner seemed more open to the idea of allowing more revenue, the rate increases on fiscal cliff issue. i think the president, and i know his left wing, is certainly holding him to the pledge on the campaign trail that he will let the proper rate expire at the end of the year and intends to hold his own in arguing for that. host: margaret talev, that brings up the mandate question. does he say what george w. bush said, i have political capital and i intend to spend it? guest: if you have it, use it, or what other people say it for you. right now, president obama's game is not to come out of the box, acting takeda, and give republicans -- acting cocky and giving republicans an idea -- a reason to want to stick it to him. he is saying let's get this done. that is what he is serious about, there is no reason to set yourself up as having more leverage than you do. host: margaret talev, and the go to this headline in bloomberg. what does he do on his health care law, if anything? guest: so, it really is a little bit of the congress, and this will play out in
to doing the attempt at the grand bargain with john boehner. he thought he was going to get that. i think when boehner pulled back and could not deliver a single republican vote for a tax hike, i think that was instructive for obama that these guys are never going to cooperate for me particularly on taxes. there's a much more pop pew louse tone. my guess, this is a guess, but my guess is this is a bottom line issue to him. it bothers him. it really bothers him how they behaved with the debt ceiling. he looks at this as it's not going to happen again. all the tax hikes and cuts will go away and i can propose the obama tax cut for 98% of americans. >> it's interesting. there is this other place where i buy that the press is a process president and would argue for it on domestic politics. he is a a different duck in the foreign policy land. many liberals would have a critique of some of his lack of process in some of the foreign policy stuff. is part of what he's saying that the recalcitrance of the republican house might bring out that aspect of president obama? >> well, i think there are t
petraeus and john allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election the white house has said the president now stands by allen. we are also seeing the woman at the center of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligible ] some officials describe her 20 to 30,000 e-mails with general allen as flirtatious others calling the
general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investiga
's because general john allen is being investigated over thousands of e-mails the pentagon says are potentially inappropriate. the fbi discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between allen and jill kelley, the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. kelley is a longtime petraeus friend who complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails she got from the former cia director's mistress paula broadwell. officials say the relationship spans a two-year period. a man close to allen saying he didn't find out about this probe until last night. as of this morning, the general denies any wrongdoing and plans to return to his job in afghanistan as the investigation goes on. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> the fbi's investigation brought agents to paula broadwell's charlotte home. they searched her house for several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of what appear to be documents or paperwork, but they aren't saying what they found. meanwhile, broadwell's co-author says he's shocked by the news of their affair, but he did have questions about their relationship
and political breakthrough? then if president obama and john boehner can rise above and get a deal done for the fiscal cliff, there is a lot of money that could be made in stocks. and why shouldn't top military and business leaders maintain an honorable code of conduct? isn't it better to have a moral center? general david petraeus is a great man. but he made, unfortunately, a great mistake. first up, are we on the verge for american oil revolution? according to the international energy agency, the u.s. will overtake saudi arabia as the world's largest oil producer that before the year 2020. but -- don't get your hopes completely up as the epa could block this fantastic market-driven advance. nobody better to talk about it is john hofmeister. john, it is a pleasure to have you here. now, is it credible, first of all the report, we will overtake the saudis? >> report is credible. the iea is smart, good analysts. we have the reserves, no question we have the reserves. in the ground today. number two, we have the technology to get the reserves out of the ground. and number three, we have t
. >> i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy -- >> i take that as a great compliment from john. i've been one of the house policy wonks. my role is to continue to be a champion of ideas. >> conservative blogger eric erickson is among those who think ryan should step up. he wrote in his influential blog, quote, john boehner has been willing to throw his conference under the bus repeatedly. house republicans should think very carefully if the faux tan face of john boehner is the face they want for their party the next two years. they should consider paul ryan as their speaker. that is ideological shots fired, if you will. and finally in a few minutes we do expect to hear from which party maine senator elect angus king will caucus with. interestingly enough we know of no one-on-one meetings. this is exactly what everyone has assumed the entire time that he will caucus with the democrats. >>> all right, general petraeus' replacement at the cia mike morell met tuesday. he'll speak with counterparts on the house side today about the scandals, the national security implications, why cong
. three israelis were killed. we begin with this report by john ray of "independent television news." ( gunfire ) >> reporter: in gaza, gunfire and a thirst for revenge. thousands throng the streets for the funeral of a hamas leader killed by israel. the first death of this conflict but how many more will follow? the mood here is of great anger and defiance. militarily, hamas is no match for the israeli air force. but they say this ia death that must and will be avenged. so, no ceasefire in sight, just a ceaseless barrage of rockets and missiles. and misery on both sides of the border. here, three israelis died when their home suffered a direct hit. israeli defenses have intercepted two dozen or more rockets. and israel's air force has stepped up its bombardment. it calls these precision strikes on terror targets-- weapons dumps and launch sites. but in crowded gaza, civilians are suffering too. there is no such thing as a war in which innocents escape. omar was just 11 months old, a happy and smiling boy, his mother says. now, she is lost in grief, her son and her sister in law die
school enrollment. john henrehan is working with this all day and joins us with the latest. john. >> reporter: the plan is to close schools in six of the city's eight wards and we posted the compolice list of closures on our website, www.myfoxdc.com. interestingly, in d.c.'s most affluent area, ward 3, the city schools are bursting with students n. poorer secs of the city, the buildings are underutilized, largely because of the growth of free charter schools. he's give -- she's given up on the schools of her sixth grade daughter went here from headstart to sixth grade and now the daughter is in a publicly funded charter school, which mom thinks is pushing the daughter harder. >> the schools are not up to where they need to be. here they say my daughter was proficient. charter school, she got bs and cs. that shouldn't have been. >> reporter: farrahby hope is one of 20 d.c. public school buildings that are going to be closed and it's largely the growth of the charter schools in d.c., which is pushing the chancellor to call for more closures. the school system closed 23 other schoo
is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen apparently had inappropriate communication with the woman linked to the scandal. as fox's ainsley earhart reports, the fbi is busy with multiple investigations. >> reporter: fbi agents searching the home of paula broadwell, the woman whose affair with general david petraeus led to his resignation as the cia director. the agents went to her house in charlotte, north carolina on monday night. some of the general's former staff members and friends reportedly shocked that this woman was sending e-mails warning jill kelley to stay away from him. now, john allen is under investigation. defense secretary leon pan eight said he ordered an investigation of general allen on monday. the secretary who is a former cia director also talking about general petraeus' resignation. he says, quote, i think he took the right step and i think it is important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges that fess you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. general petraeus was scheduled to testify about the benghazi attacks.
in afghanistan. general john allen is denying he had any kind of sexual relationship with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite who triggered the investigation by reporting threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. broadwell appear driver's license was found in rock creek park by a jogger. park police alerted the fbi and will hold it for 90 days unless broadwell claims it. aims it. >> i would say two things. one, it is up to congress to make decisions about who is called to testify but the president is confident that acting director morel is fully formed and capable of representing the cia in a hearing about the incidents in benghazi. >> the senate intelligence commit i don't will hold a closed door hearing today looking into the petraeus scandal and the libya consulate attack. >>> a chaotic scene on a mass transit bus not far from our area, coming up next. >> this fight wasn't between two passengers. it was passenger versus bus driver. details of what set this off as we check more headlines. adline >>> look at this. this is the baltimore bus driver suspended after getting into a
. >> the american commander in afghanistan general john allen is now facing an internal investigation for his communications with the woman at the heart of the dave petraeus controversy. here's where things stand. we'll begin with connecting some of the dots. tampa resident jill kelley acted as a volunteer social liaison with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in e
. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet. the department still uses it to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questions about just how effective this boat could be. that's because it's out there on the water but the communication system is broken. the radio can't transmit a distress call. also the coast guard documentation has expired. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. it appears the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: so the question now whether to apply for grants to repair the boat. those repairs will cost about $700,000. the other option is to lobby capitol hill and to see if they can get some money to buy a new state of the art boat. there are a couple of options. we have to figure out and wait to see what comes of this. as you mentioned earlier, there are potential discussions of cutting the number of medics during the overnight hours. we'll have more on that story coming up at 5:30. pike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, the top
and house speaker john boehner. and analysis from the national journal. last night and democrats held on to their senate majority. harry reid talked about the election results. we will hear from republican john bellair. -- john boehner. >> i am glad to be back. it was a late night, early morning. to it is clearly we're going increase our majority. but the results show a number of things. a number of things for certain. one is that we're the party of diversity. look at the results from all over the country. i'm looking forward to working with so many great accomplished centers. i have talked to virtually everyone of them. when i came to the senate, barbara mikulski was it as far as women. now one-third of our caucus is women. the remarkable work done by all these great centers to be. but the election is over and we have enormous challenges ahead of us. they're right here. and we have to sit down and go to work on it now, not wait. this was the message the american people sent from all over and that is they're tired of these partisan gridlocks. they're tired of things like i have one go
in the patraeus resignation. now has a connection to the top american general in afghanistan. general john allen is the commander of nato forces. live on capitol hill. doug, what is going on? >> good morning. this is a long list of characters and we'll go through them quickly. this is general john allen, the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan. he is accused of engaging in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with this woman. this is jill kelly. she has been described as unpaid social liaison down in florida. she also happens to be the same woman who if investigators say received harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. allegedly had an affair with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary direct
by house speaker john boehner-- suggested a deal was possible, and invited the president to make a proposal. said boehner, "this is your moment. we want you to lead." >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. does the increased revenue come from what the government taking a larger share of what the american people earn through higher tax rates? or does it come from a byproduct of growing our economy energized by a simpler cleaner fairer tax code with fewer loopholes and lower rates for all. >> reporter: it all signaled a quick return to earth, after the jubilation of election night that swept up even chicago mayor rahm emanuel, during a live interview with the "newshour's" ray suarez. the president built his victory over mitt romney on a series of wins in battleground states, giving him 303 electoral votes-- 33 more than needed. he also was running ahead in florida, for another 29 electoral votes, but the state had not yet been called after long lines on tuesday held up the
-sex marriage. of >> when they see us on their front doorstep >> ifill: special correspondent john tulenko tells the story of teachers coming to the rescue of families in storm-ravaged new jersey. knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're okay, their faces lit up. >> brown: and we have three reports about veterans, beginning with a pro publica investigation into lost or destroyed combat records. >> ifill: then we talk with a veteran who has written about how we choose to remember those who serve. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with first-time author and iraq war veteran kevin powers about his novel, "the yellow birds." that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident, i was worried the healthcare system spoke on with all its own. with united healthcare, i got help that treat my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 p
sex scandal. authorities are looking into some alleged inappropriate messages between general john allen and a woman named jill kelley. she's the woman who reported receiving threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. she's the woman who had an affair with petraeus and she thought this other woman us a a sexual romantic rival. we don't know how this is all shaking out but allen is the commander of nature tow's national security -- nato's national security assistance force. he denies doing anything wrong. >>> the d.c. fire chief ken ellerbee made news when he disclosed plans to shuffle its resources meaning fewer ambulances will be in service overnight. >> 9news reporter pretti arla is live at the d.c. headquarters. this is just one of the issues they're trying to tackle. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. the issues aren't just on land but also water. the rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet and is still used to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questio
-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. through a spokesman today, allen insisted there was no affair. kelley is the one whose complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted inif i had sxelt resigned as director of t
>>> at the top of the show, we asked you, why are you awake? producer john tower, a couple of your answers this morning. j.t.? >> mike. i'd love to tell you that i'm up to watch the show, but i just put the tv on to pass the time while i wait for the liquor store to open. i'm out of vodka. >> the first 15,000 viewers get a free bottle of vodka. barnicle will take care of everybody. >> she writes simply, okay, me likey. >> i think this just got weird. we'll be right back with "morning joe" beginning right now. ♪ >>> and finally today, a rare 76-carat diamond went up for auction in switzerland. the jeweler call it had a priceless stone while david petraeus's wife call it had a start. >> ladies and gentlemen, there's news from the world of auction houses. news from the world of auction houses, christie's, last night auctioned off a 76-carat diamond. yep. i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. i believe. >> a huge story in the news right now, the general petraeus scandal. you all following that? oh, yeah. since general petraeus had an affair with his biographer,
in afghanistan. general john allen is accused of inappropriate communications with jill kelley. kelley is the woman who reportedly received a threatening e-mail from paula broadwell. news of her affair with petraeus led to his resignation as the head of the cia last friday. the fbi is said to be looking at thousands of documents and e- mails detailing communication between kelley and allen. >> the fbi is also working on a time line of the fair between broadwell and petraeus and how long officials may have known about it before word got out. yesterday, agents were at broadwell's home in charlotte, income np a spokeswoman would not comment on what the agents were doing at the home. >>> congress returns to work today, no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so- called fiscal cliff. president obama and vice president biden will be meeting with leaders from the labor community today to discuss ways to keep the economy growing and find the balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. efi >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate
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